40acts campaign encourages generosity to the persecuted

Baroness Berridge, the chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, today is encouraging Christians in Britain to write letters of solidarity to persecuted fellow believers across the world. The call comes as part of … Continued

Pakistan: 17 killed in church bombings

At least 17 people were killed, and 80 others injured, as two churches in the main Christian district of Lahore, Pakistan, were attacked yesterday, reports World Watch Monitor. An Islamist group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, linked to the Pakistan Taliban, has claimed responsibility. … Continued

Religion and violence: Special Rapporteur’s latest report

The UN Human Rights Council has been told by United Nations human rights expert Heiner Bielefeldt, presenting his latest report, that violence committed in the name of religion does not simply ‘erupt’, but is typically caused by contemporary factors and actors … Continued

The persecution of Christians in Iran: report launched

Today the Christians in Parliament All Party Parliamentary Group and the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief launched a joint report on The Persecution of Christians in Iran. In the introduction to the report, the Co-Chairs … Continued

The persecuted of all creeds need you

Baroness Cox has contributed today’s Credo in The Times: Don’t walk on by: the persecuted of all creeds need you Some passages in the Bible resound with what I think of as a “reverse echo”. Like an echo, they reverberate … Continued

Raif Badawi’s wife pleads for action

“My husband Raif Badawi was punished with 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes for voicing his opinion on a blog. Now I hear he could even be executed — but in 48 hours, Germany’s Minister of Economic Affairs Sigmar … Continued

Event: the persecution of Christians in Iran

The All Party Parliamentary Groups for International Freedom of Religion or Belief and Christians in Parliament are launching their Joint Report on The Persecution of Christians in Iran on Tuesday 10th March 2015 at 3pm – 4.30pm. The venue is Committee Room 19 … Continued

Concern that secular schools are being closed in Turkey

The Guardian has reported that families in Turkey are finding it increasingly difficult to find a school for their children that does not teach Sunni Islamic religion and Sunni religious practices. Critics have suggested that the government of the ruling … Continued

Saudi apostasy death sentence condemned

Baroness Berridge, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, has spoken out against the verdict of an Islamic court in Saudi Arabia which sentenced a man to death after he posted an online video … Continued


Written Questions explore the implementation of the Truro Review

Two years on from the publication of the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the UK Foreign Secretary of …

The Truro Review – Two Years On

The second anniversary of the Truro Review this month has been marked by a webinar hosted by the Bishop of Truro …

House of Lords discuss the APPG report

Lord Singh of Wimbledon To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the …

FCDO publishes 2020 Human Rights and Democracy report

The Human Rights and Democracy: 2020 Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office report was published on 8 July …

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